The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017


Thank you both for chatting with me yesterday about my book wrapping project. I am really happy that I decided to go ahead with it. Big key now will be not to overdo it terms of the actual wrapping. And the weird thing is that none of these will be unwrapped for weeks! I am using this project also as incentive to finish off so many of the partially read books. That's is something I can do INSTEAD of wrapping! hehehe..


When we lived in Vancouver in 2000 I went on this really long winding walk and ended up at a farm. I could not believe it. It was not in operation at the time but it was a farm, nonetheless. Last year I was determined to find it again and discovered the land had been sold for development. Back then all that was there was a tattered farm house and giant pits to be turned into homes. Tonight we went for a bit of a walk and I discovered the houses are almost done and they referred the original farm house so it is technically still there, which I was happy to see.


Suzie Ridler said...

Yay! So glad you went ahead and look how lovely they look! And yes, when you're not wrapping you can be reading. That almost sounds like a poem!

Shannon said...

Wow, that's so cool that you have visited the neighbourhood at different stages and have seen it from farm back! What an adventure, Suzie :)

And I had to resist wrapping more books today so I could give my body a break! It was hard, but I did it!

Suzie Ridler said...

Good for you for taking a day off Shannon, so hard to do, isn't it?!

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Wow, those look beautiful, Shannon. What fun to have presents on your shelf. When do I get to pick some for you?

It's amazing how things change, Suzie. if you go on Google Maps and do the street view for where we grew up, you can see where what used to be "the woods" is now streets and houses. It's hard to put your mind around!

Suzie Ridler said...

It's true, that area will always be the woods for me despite the houses! Clearly there are just not enough homes for people. They're encouraging everywhere.

Shannon said...

I still have a few sets of books to do, Jamie! I'm hoping to have them done the week before my birthday! Looking forward to seeing what you pick :)